The history of Blur, Gorillaz plus Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon solo projects here:
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A short story about Blur:
Blur was formed in 1988 in London, England. Their line-up has been stable for the huge part of their career, with only guitarist Graham Coxon leaving the line-up between 2002 and 2008. Additionally, the band is made up of Damon Albarn on vocals, Dave Rowntree on drums and Alex James on bass.
- 1991: Leisure
- 1993: Modern Life is Rubbish
- 1994: Parklife
- 1995: The Great Escape
- Also, in 1995 the famous “Battle of britpop” took place. Basically, it was Oasis’ Roll with it agains Country House on the charts. Blur came out victorious.
- 1997: Blur
- 1999: 13
- 2003: Think Tank
Here it is that Graham Coxon leaves the band, collaborating solely in the final subject of the album.
Gorillaz history in short:
Gorillaz began in 2001 as an alternative project of the singer Damon Albarn, The project also includes the illustrator and cartoonist Jamie Hewlett and more recently the producer and precussionist Remi Kabaka Jr. Gorillaz often uses session musicians to complement vocals, drums, bass and other instruments.
One of its most outstanding characteristics is that Gorillaz is a virtual band consisting of four animated characters: 2-D (vocalist), Murdoc Niccals (bassist), Russel Hobbs (drummer) and Noodle (guitarist).
Throughout its existence Gorillaz has released seven studio albums:
- 2001: Gorillaz
- 2005: Demon Days
- 2010: Plastic Beach
- 2011: The Fall
- 2017: Humanz
- 2018: The Now Now
- 2020: Song Machine Season 1: Strange Timez
Song Machine Season 2 is expected to come out in 2021.
Graham Coxon solo discography
Graham Coxon left Blur during the recording of Think Tank and returned to training in 2015, when they recorded The Magic Whip album.
Here is a list of the extensive solo discography released by Graham Coxon:
- 1998: The Sky Is Too High
- 2000: The Golden D
- 2001: Crow Sit on Blood Tree
- 2002: The Kiss of Morning
- 2004: Happiness in Magazines
- 2006: Love Travels at Illegal Speeds
- 2009: The Spinning Top
- 2012: A+E